This book describes the approaches and techniques of paleoethnobotany--the study of the interrelationships between human populations and the plant world through the archaeological record. Its purpose is twofold. First, it assembles in one volume the three major methods of paleoethnobotany, the analysis of macroremains, pollen analysis, and phytolith analysis, for the student or professional interested in the field. Second, it presents on paleoethnobotanist's view of the discipline: its past, present, and future, its strengths and weaknesses, and its role in modern archaeology. Am A comprehensive reference work for archaeologists and paleobotanists interested in reconstructing interrelationships between humans and plants from the archaeological record Am The first general of work theory and methods to emerge from this subdiscipline which has developed during the past twenty years Am Makes the approaches and techniques of this field more accessible to the general anthropological and botanical audiences Am Offers archaeologists a handbook of field sampling and flotation techniques as well as an introduction to methods of analysis and interpretation in paleoethnobotany... Percentage; Presence analysis, Species diversity; Standard score; Weight Form, see Flotation form; Quick-scan form, 60-field scan ... 186 procedure, 190a 191 Froth flotation, See also Manual flotation; Water sieve/separator bubbler unit, 70 Cambridge system, 20, 27, 32 ... improvement, 74a 75 settling tank, 70 Fruit identification, 151a155 sorting procedure, l 10 structure, 150a152 Furrow, See Apertureanbsp;...
|Author||:||Deborah M. Pearsall|
|Publisher||:||Academic Press - 2013-10-22|